Race, Poverty, Homelessness and Disability in Children’s Books

In this workshop, Leroy Moore & Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia of Poor Magazine present their revolutionary children’s books, El Trabajador/The Hard-Worker by Gray-Garcia and Black Disabled Art History 101 by Moore, along with tools for educating young people about race, disability, homelessness and gentrification.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Hear excerpts from Leroy and Tiny’s new books
  • Reflect with the authors/facilitators about the connection between land, housing, disability, and the environment
  • Discuss the importance of educating children about poverty, homelessness, racism, ableism, and displacement.

The goals of our session are that every participant will leave with a commitment to teaching young people about poverty, homelessness, racism, ableism, and displacement; and that they will do that important education work by centering the voices and experiences of the people most impacted by those systems.

Event Timeslots (1)

Room 214
Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, Leroy Moore